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Over the river and through the woods

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Since my five siblings were married before I turned four, I essentially grew up at Grandma’s House. My mom and dad were Grandma and Grandpa. My nieces and nephews loved to come stay during summer break and during Christmas vacation. Living a lake with more than twenty miles of forest behind us, there were always plenty of things to do.

We loved to have winter skating parties. My dad, my uncle and I would clear a big square on the ice and put up posts about every eight to ten feet, stringing Christmas lights from post to post, encircling the open skating area. We piled a big stack of wood and brush at the deep end for a  bonfire and set down some logs around them for seating while we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. We laid an old wooden door on the piled snow for a table for our hotdogs and marshmallows for roasting and there was always a pot of baked beans and some casseroles resting on cans of Sterno® to balance the meal. Picnicking in the snow is something not to be missed!

Mom had an outdoor speaker system to pipe music down to the lake and we danced on our skates. My brother would bring his sleigh and horses, the neighbors would bring their snowmobiles. We partied for hours and the signal to go home was when the bonfire melted through the ice and fell into the lake  - which usually took about four hours or so since the ice was so thick. 

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A Bloggers Work Is Never Done

I am decorating my house which is taking SO MUCH TIME because I want it to be perfect. I don’t want to move again until next year. I did the kitchen, mostly, and now I’m doing the entryway. But I can’t spend all of my time decorating, I need to blog and shop and take pictures I really do. Continue reading

A very, very fine house

My House

from left to right: [we're CLOSED] summer flowers and shrubs, Silver Birch from Studio Skye, Lark – Desert Retreat Deck – Painted, [ba] hollyhocks, Trompe Loeil – Brooklyn Carriage , Sway’s [Door Mat] international, [we're CLOSED] tree 01D spring

I do not move houses very often in Second Life® or in real life. It is just too much work. However, when the Brooklyn Carriage House came out at Collabor88 last month, I could not resist its bright red doors and fine brickwork. I finally have everything arranged, but will be moving shortly. I thought I would share before I pack it all up. I love the house and how it looks, but I guess my four year old computer really cannot handle such an open floor plan where everything fezzes all the time. I need rooms and walls that limit the textures my computer has to handle, so I will be on my way to a more traditional space. That is totally a reflection of my computer’s age and is no criticism of the house – which is gorgeous, very, very gorgeous.

My outdoor decor is pretty limited, just a few shrubs and bushes from We’re Closed, a couple trees and the gorgeous deck from Lark that was released at The Liaison Collaborative a few month’s back.

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Moving In

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Well, I decided to go for it and move into the Brooklyn Carriage House from Trompe L’oeil. It’s smaller than the big brownstone I was living in and requires a lot less furniture, but I ended up buying some furniture anyway, because that’s what happens when you move. You need new things. Among the new things are this lovely vanity that’s also from Trompe L’oeil and a big blue velvet bed from there as well.

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I added this glorious lounge/daybed from Mudhoney that can be found at this month’s Collabor88. The golden key embellishment at the bottom and the gorgeous tassels place it firmly within the Odyssey inspiration and that blue is a rich as the Aegean Sea.

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Much Kimono. Such Furniture.

It’s true, I’m kind of a secret kimono addict. Kimono robes especially, in my youth, were a very secret addiction. I love the feel and the flowing girliness of them, even the shorties make me feel feminine and pretty.  PIxicat releasing them at The Arcade this month has provided me with new loungewear for my new house. AND this way if someone drops by I’m not completely disheveled!

I’m also delighted to have the new furniture from Mudhoney for THE ARCADE. This is a lovely set, perfect for entryways areas or whatever nook or corner you’re likely to slog down your purse and have a seat after a long day being awesome. Continue reading

Chinese New Year And Mnemonic Device

Gogo and my IMs read like those text message commercials with James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell.
“Have you been to Fameshed?”

“No. Not yet. I dunno if I am gonna go.”

“Me too, but I wanna go out. We should go.”

“I dunno. I’m tired. But I might go. Or I might go somewhere else.”

“I wanna go somewhere. Maybe.”

And on and on like that. Sometimes we’ll have entire conversations on how tired we are of the trend of everything being brown. (Look around, it’s a thing. Suddenly everything is dark and brown at some events.)

Anyway, in the course of this conversation, the event CHINESE NEW YEAR came up. We both agreed that the Chinese boxes of awesome made by LARK were must have, and so even though she was dithering about going out I headed over there.  The original landmark seemed to have landed me in a pit. From the sky, where I ended up, it seemed like there was a tunnel leading to the event, or a walkway or something, but where I LANDED it was some sort of poofing rendering hell where not only could I not see, I was disoriented and unhappy. Plus, there was no shopping there.  Continue reading

…in French Chat Chapeau

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It never fails that when I start playing with my cat I start singing the song from the Cat in the Hat. Then I am singing it formthe rest of my day, annoying everyone with my Seussian cheer.
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She is demanding, my cat. She has made it clear that she isnt budging until I get to moving and starting my day.
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Now someone tell her I cant get up till she does.

Shopping List:
Lingerie: PatchWorkHeart Lace Body
Pedi: [ PXL ] Pedicure Nat #3
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS1 Light DX
Hair: *Alice Project* Aquarius Zephyra [S] – Infinity
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin: [PXL] KATE NAT NE LEB C1
Eyes: [PXL] SOUL Eyes – Mystics (M)
Chair: MudHoney – Laura Chair

I Moved To Government Housing

My Linden Home - Welcome to 104 - the Boo Haus

 

It’s true. I have moved into a Linden Home – albeit probably temporarily.

Remember when they came out? And it was like wow, you can put one decent sofa in there and maybe a table and then you are out of prims? Well, with mesh, that’s all changed. I did some very cursory shopping – but my first pass at living a more modest lifestyle has begun, we’ll see how it suits me. Continue reading

After A Night Of Zombie Killing

Zombie Killers Love Their Babies Too

I should have probably bathed myself before washing the baby, being covered with the undead blood, as well as a bit of mine and that of some various human collateral damage. But I got her bathed and off to bed before I decided to shower up and relax a bit myself. Continue reading

Tongue-Tied

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This fun sundress from Ingenue for Vintage Fair had me reaching for some rockabilly and the incomparable Wanda Jackson. Some people say she is the female Elvis, but frankly, Elvis is the male Wanda Jackson.

Oh, great good golly, he thrills me so
When the apple of my eye whispers in my ear
I get real speechless and I act so shy
And all I can say is neenie-neenie-ny
I get tongue tied, ooh
I get tongue tied, yeah
I go, well ah-ah-ah…
What I’m tryin’ to say is
I love you, yeah!

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I added so stockings from League which are super sexy with their garters and the hot Pinup Pumps from N-Core.

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